Elizabeth Edwards announced today that her cancer is now incurable and that doctors have stopped medication. She is now resting at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. On her Facebook page, she wrote:
The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered,” she wrote. “We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”
The Associated Press covered the family’s announcement today.
Elizabeth did a great deal to improve out understanding of the reality of breast cancer. Her story is worth a whole basketful of pink ribbons.